What is the main attribute of a real man? Of course, costume! But how to choose the costume to look super-cool? Follow these tips and you’ll always look stylish and fashionable. Shoulders great suit should hug man’s shoulders. Let it hold you firmly, in a friendly way. Stays They keep your collar erect. Take them out before laundering and then get them back in there. Lapels Lapels are the main detail that defines the entire suit. Try it slim – it’s contemporary without too much hipster baloney.
Handkerchief Wear your top pocket square to bring attention to the chest, not the belly. Torso Your jacket should fit the silhouette of your frame. Have a tailor it in at the sides to highlight shoulders. Sleeves Think about width. Tailoring sleeves to rid them of excess fabric cuts a mean figure. Tithe first thing that people notice it’s a tie. Keep it bold and classy and let it tie the rest of your outfit together. The tip of your tie should end at your beltline, no shorter, no longer.
Ticket pockets Channel your inner dandy. Flap pockets Classic. End of story. Cuff Let a little sleeve show through as a finishing touch. It also lengthens the look of your arms. Watch Every outfit should have one timeless element, why not your watch? Consider a vintage model but make sure you buy it from a reputable dealer. Belt Yes, it should match your shoes and no you don’t have to wear one if your pants fit well.
Pants Slim, flat-front, and quitting at the tops of your shoes, end of story. Shoes The one thing every man should own is the black lace-ups. Really good dress shoes, usually, have natural leather soles. Take care of your shoes: taps on the heels and toes, cedar shoe trees when you’re not wearing them. Big man = solid shoe. Choose a substantial sole to anchor your weight. Your dress shoes should have the same contour that has your suit. Say no to square toes. Black lace-ups are the most dependable and versatile shoes you can own. Cheat sheet Make sure it fits right, find a tailor.
With two-button suit with a narrow lapel you’ll always be on top. It’s at once classic and completely contemporary. Flat front, trim pants with very little break at the ankle should do you right. If you can’t cup your hands under the hem of the jacket, then it’s too long. Show your cuff. It’s the sign of a stylish fellow.
Follow the reasons – cotton suits in summer, tweeds, flannels, and corduroys in winter. Keep your patterns subtle or isolate them in small doses. Shirts Keep it trim, slim, and shorter than you think. You should be able to easily cup your hands beneath your hands beneath your suit jackets. Know what size shirt you wear, seriously, measure.
Always buy a fitted dress shirt even if you’re not as trim as you’d like to be. When in doubt, go with a semi spread collar. Unbutton and free your oxford, it’s much cooler that way. Add some personality with a plaid or gingham dress shirt and a dark tie.
Be a man: wear pink to the office. Loosen up: show off your snarky side with unbuttoned shirt cuffs. Use stays. Learn to wash and iron, it’ll save you some dough and ensure top quality care. Ties Slim ties, about (2.5) inches wide, will put together a modern look.
The tip should suit the belt. The four-in-hand knot will always do you right. If you’re confused by colors and patterns, keep it simple with a solid dark tie and a white or light-color shirt. Buy a slim black silk knit tie and wear it with everything you own. Match your ties to other fabrics – cotton ties with cotton suits in summer, wool with wool in winter.
Color, pattern There is must be proportion between the width of your lapels and the width of your tie, jacket and shirt. It’s foolproof to mix and match one pattern and one solid with tie and shirt. Go ahead with more color; just make sure it’s right for you. When it’s cold out, wear a slim V-neck sweater under your suit.